AFP Check

Background check the Australian Federal Police (AFP) criminal history records. fit2work's online AFP checks are used for immigration and visa clearance employment in the ACT and other regulated roles

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Ordering an AFP check is easy with fit2work’s secure online portal. Apply from any device you prefer and complete the entire application electronically. No more slow waits, we process and dispatch your police check online for a speedy turnaround.

You can expect your high-security AFP National Police Certificate to arrive in the mail within 5 to 15 working days.

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Pricing

$80.00 + GST per AFP Check.

Hard copy certificate delivered in the mail.

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How it works

Log in or register for a fit2work account. Upload your consent, identity documents and required personal details, including a selfie. Your details are matched against Australian Federal Police criminal history records.

Your order is fully trackable online, and you’ll receive an email notification as soon as the AFP certificate is ready to be sent. Through our online portal, you have the option to view your status, as well as provide your employer with a quick and easy way to electronically verify your credentials.

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FAQ's

AFP checks are Australian police checks conducted via the Australian Federal Police (AFP). 

AFP checks are usually required for Australian Federal Government purposes such as:

  • if you’re seeking employment with the Commonwealth Government
  • checks required under Commonwealth legislation
  • for Australian immigration requirements
  • where an applicant is residing overseas
  • overseas employment requirements
  • overseas travel visa applications
  • if you live or work in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT), Jervis Bay or external Commonwealth Territories.

Both check the same police records. Determine what you need a police check for as a first step. 

For immigration or visa purposes, or employment with the Commonwealth Government you must supply an Australian Federal Police check. Refer to our Australian Federal Police check page for further details. 

An Australian police check is acceptable for all other types of employment in industries such as education, health, banking and finance, and childcare.
 

You will typically receive your AFP hard copy certificate in the post within 5 to 15 working days of your application. The Australian Federal Police sends the paper certificate through Australia Post.

No. We don't require your fingerprints. However, the AFP could request these for additional checks.

Log in to fit2work by clicking the login button on the top right-hand corner of our website. If you’re not fit2work registered, you will be asked to provide some details so we can send you an invitation email. You then log in to the fit2work portal to complete the data entry and consent. Upload your IDs and take a selfie for proving your identity. Submit your order for processing.

When you log into your fit2work account, you will be able to view the status of your application in the current checks tab.

We began processing police checks in 2008 and today we are one of Australia’s foremost online screening service providers. Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC) accredited, fit2work meets rigorous requirements to provide high-quality criminal history checks to Australian individuals and businesses.

Please refer to the AFP 100 point checklist for identification documents.

The processing of our AFP checks is 100% online, so they can be ordered from anywhere in Australia. fit2work has conducted criminal background checks for customers from New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, South Australia, Northern Territory, Western Australia and Tasmania.

The processing of our AFP checks is 100% online, so they can be ordered from anywhere in Australia. fit2work has conducted criminal background checks for customers from New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, South Australia, Northern Territory, Western Australia and Tasmania.

An AFP check is valid for 12 months from the date issued. 

The fit2work online portal allows you to track and manage the status of all your police checks. You can search and schedule future refresher checks through our electronic database.

You can verify a check by going to https://www.fit2work.com.au/Public/ResultVerification and following the prompts.

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